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Overkill

Overkill Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 215,229
Category Thrash Metal
Concerts
May
17
Milwaukee Metal Fest 2024
Milwaukee
Tickets
May
31
Mickey's Black Box
Lititz
Tickets
Jun
01
Starland Ballroom
Sayreville
Tickets
About Overkill
LIGHT THE MATCH! Setting the scene ablaze, the rough and rowdy OVERKILL have reappeared to bludgeon your ears with their twentieth, that’s right, twentieth studio album: SCORCHED. For over 3 and a half decades their bottom line crazy method of thrash has produced some of the most signature moments in the world of metal. Now in the latter half of their career, all the experience is showing face with SCORCHED as it somehow rings more mature, refined, and embellished with hints of more than just thrash metal. “It’s not aggression for the sake of aggression,” explains vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, “there are a lot of different elements on the record. To me, it’s more heavy metal, and less of an outright thrash record. There’s a hell of a lot of melody on it.” Delving into writing right at the onset of 2020’s pandemic provoked not just inspiration, but the ability to move through the album making process with ease and lack of pressure. Taking over two and a half years to reach completion, SCORCHED absorbed a ton of the energy from the ups and downs of the daily grind and contemporary turmoil. “My first stab at these lyrics was excited and amped up. The second phase was a bit more depressing; darker,” describes Blitz. In the end, it reflected a wide spectrum of emotions. “It was a whirlwind. The world said: ‘enough of this bullshit,’ put their foot down, and came out of it. Our record shows that. It’s spinning something that was darker into something brighter.” Artist Travis Smith who has progressed right along with the band for their last several albums, returned to create the SCORCHED artwork. “We wanted something that said conflict,” remarked Blitz. “It’s funny; when you have conflict, no matter how different the other side feels, you realize you’re exactly the same and that’s kinda what the artwork reflects.” Adorning the front of the album are two dueling serpent Chalys hissing at one another amidst a molton pool of flames. “The fire represents the origins of the band. Looking back to Feel The Fire in 1985 and then culminating in 2023 with a title like SCORCHED, we have the same kinda personality, the same kinda drive. Travis is a real artist and is constantly creating new ideas in his brain that align with the evolution of OVERKILL.” Thanks to technology, with all members recording at home and file sharing, the long distance writing process was made easier. Soon after getting off the road in 2020, different elements began recording until “all of a sudden it was 2022 and the leads came in. I continued to work on lyrics and eventually had finished tracks to use,” describes Blitz. “I think that may be one of the reasons that you hear that experience, or those rough edges that are actually thought about. We got a different result based on the fact that there was so much time to go from the start to finish, and that’s new for us.” Over in the UK, Colin Richardson and Chris Clancy were sent the album for mixing. “We wanted something that you could turn up to 10, and it wouldn’t get you tired after listening to it for 3 songs. Colin’s work is an 80’s throwback mix with a modern punch,” explains Blitz. Johnny Rodd helped with producing vocals, and finally Maor Appelbaum took over mastering and adding finishing touches. The end result is something born of heaviness, wisdom, and violent, melodic energy. The title track is an explosive representation of a 35 year history of burnin’ things up along with The Surgeon, which is also Overkill 101. Opening with the chunk and clunk of a classic DD Verni bass line, it breaks open into machine gun vocals racing round and round with the guitar to see who tires first. “Although the record may be a little different, there are still the characteristics that have brought us to this point, and The Surgeon is the track that does that the most. Move it along, Electric Rattlesnake kinda Overkill, ‘thrash with class’ I call it; the thrash that makes us what we are,” laughs Blitz. There’s also an undeniable bluesy element that develops heavily in certain songs. Tracks like ‘Wicked Place’ and ‘Fever’ are ripe with what feels like old school Rock N Roll.“‘Going Home’ might be my favorite song on the album,” states Blitz. “It’s almost unrecognizable that it’s us until I start signing. For me, that kinda confirms the fact that we're going to new places, but still keeping our identity.” OVERKILL are expanding their reach but don’t be fooled, the band will remain the filthy, massive gutter thrashers that we all know and love. “We are what we are and we’ve known what we are for a long fuckin’ time. To be able to remain identifiable but still do something that’s different at this point in our careers is fuckin’ exciting for the band,” concludes Blitz. SCORCHED will be released Spring, 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records. OVERKILL is vocalist Bobby Blitz, DD Verni on bass, Dave Linsk on guitar, Jason Bittner on drums, and Derek Tailer on guitar.
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Genres
Thrash Metal
Band members
D.D. Verni - Bass, Derek Tailer - Rhythm Guitar, Dave Linsk - Lead Guitar, Jason Bittner - Drums, Bobby Blitz Ellsworth - Vocals
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What fans are saying
Eric
4 / 5
A spectacular showing from some old school thrash legends! Suprise opening act Sunlord crushed it. And minus a few equipment hiccups for Exhorder and Overkill, which they made light of and muscled through, the show was fantastic.
House Of Blues Boston Boston, MA
Jul 30, 2023
Jane
4 / 5
The boys put on a Phenomenal show as always ! Even with it being at least 100 degrees in the venue! It didn’t stop them from scorching the earth and owning the stage!
The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 29, 2023
Ari
5 / 5
Absolutely the most BADASS concert I've gone to! Got not 1, not 2 but THREE guitar picks from the lead guitarist!!! Put on a pretty amazing show and kept the crowd going and pumped
Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Mar 03, 2020
LOUIS
3 / 5
Overkill kicked ass, sound quality of the venue wasn’t the best. Sounded better on Phil Demmel’s side, why? I could’nt say, but I wasn’t the only one who said that the sound was off.
The Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA
Mar 20, 2022
Robert
5 / 5
Hello from this gutter! Amazing show! Finally able to see these guys and surely was not disappointed! One of the best thrash metal artists out their! True to their craft and have never changed!
Playstation Theater New York, NY
May 15, 2019
charliesixdelta
4 / 5
Solid show(s), good lineup, lots of classics, Bobby and his wreckingcrew give it their all, but it's getting more dignified: The guys and their fans (myself included) are coming of age...
Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Wiesbaden, Germany
Apr 25, 2023
Pittsburgh Phil
5 / 5
I have seen overkill almost every year since 1987 and that show was amazing!! Death angel was also amazing!!! Both bands are a must see for anyone that enjoys metal music.
Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 29, 2019
Pedro
5 / 5
Great show from an equally great live band. Overkill always brings the energy. The new songs sound great and they payed the classics. Go see them and support Metal!
Scout Bar Houston, TX
Jul 22, 2023
Garrett Reese
5 / 5
A great venue hosting a great band. I only wish Overkill would have played longer. The crowd was energetic throughout, as was the band, and could have handled more.
City National Grove Of Anaheim Anaheim, CA
Jul 17, 2023
Leo
5 / 5
I saw Overkill at the rex theater before covid ,and now tonight at jergels 2 yrs later Overkill always awesome and never lose a step.prong was great too.
Jergel's Rhythm Grille Warrendale, PA
Mar 06, 2022
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Overkill Tour Cities
Lititz, PA Milwaukee, WI Sayreville, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions About Overkill

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Overkill on tour?

Yes, Overkill is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Overkill concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Overkill tour is scheduled for 3 dates across 3 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Overkill scheduled to play?

Overkill is scheduled to play 3 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Overkill tour start?

Overkill’s tour starts May 17, 2024 and ends on Jun 01, 2024. They will play 3 cities; their most recent concert was held in Milwaukee at The Rave / Eagles Club and their next upcoming concert will be in Milwaukee at The Rave / Eagles Club.

What venues is Overkill performing at?

As part of the Overkill tour, Overkill is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 17 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Club
May 31 - Lititz, PA @ Mickey's Black Box
Jun 01 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
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